IGN: Grudge Match: Killzone 2 vs. Halo 3

The Grudge Match is a long running series on IGN and over the years the most heated response has come from the old battle between Microsoft and Sony. While Nintendo reaps the rewards of mass market appeal, these two juggernauts are firmly entrenched in the battle for the hearts and minds of hardcore gamers. That's why they've kicked of a series of Grudge Matches that pit the two consoles against each other in every aspect of gaming. Today they start with everyone's favorite genre: the first-person shooter.

Both Halo 3 and Killzone 2 are more than just pieces of software. These brands represent everything Microsoft and Sony tout as the reason for owning their gaming consoles. For Microsoft, Halo is the flagship that roped millions of gamers into becoming Xbox Live Gold members. Its online co-op modes and massively popular multiplayer keep the title atop of the Xbox Live popularity charts over a year after its release and alongside huge brands like Call of Duty and Gears of War.

Killzone 2 is no slouch when it comes to multiplayer but its hook is that it just might be the prettiest game you've ever laid eyes on. Ever since the infamous CG trailer debut at Sony's E3 press conference, gamers have been obsessed with this game's visual detail and its ability to do something that probably isn't possible on rival hardware.

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DrRobotnik3488d ago

Wait for it....wait for it....

thebudgetgamer3488d ago

and really sad at the same time


xionpunk3488d ago

guess there's kind of a lull in news the month before E3 eh?

ThanatosDMC3488d ago

Yeah, we're all just waiting for the new games to be announced on E3.

iDystopia3488d ago

This is for those of you who can resist acting like a douche in this thread:


ShabzS3488d ago

come on dont tell me u didnt see this coming ...

shawnsl653488d ago

might as well write this on the NINTENDO IGN and duke it out to be less bias.

off topic: would you rather want a Marvel vs Capcom 2 re-release on xboxL/PSN or this

agree if you do, disagree if you don't

Happy Summer people.

ottoenie3487d ago

the answer is pretty simple...
(yes, i mean killzone 2! lol)

aksmashh3487d ago

Killzone Beats It Nearly In Every Way
It Clearly Copied Halo,
Halo 3 Had Alot Of Content But It Didn't Move On Much From Halo 2

50CALheadshot3487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

ready, set, fight!!

honestly, noone can say halo 3 can compare to killzone 2.

killzone 2 is a crazy showcase of what the ps3 can do....IN GAME.

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DarthTigra 3488d ago (Edited 3488d ago )

This wont end well.
But I pick halo only because playing games with your friends is a whole lot funner then playing by yourself imo

Real Gambler3487d ago

Hope you're not talking about friends online...

Halo 3 multiplayer: 16
Killzone 2 multiplayer: 32

Guess you don't have many friends...

rockleex3487d ago

Splitscreen. Online OR offline!

I loved Killzone 2. But I stopped playing it after a few weeks because there was no splitscreen to play with my brothers and friends in the same room.

Plus, not a lot of people have PS3's in my town. And even fewer of them have broadband internet for their PS3's.

bekum_aka_jarhed3488d ago

a s*** from a xbox360 forum now lets put it in ps3 forum made and killzone 2 wins DURRRRRR

Unicron3488d ago

This is sad on so many levels.

1) Is this what passes for "news" these days in the gaming world? People b1tching about what game they like more simply because they are on different consoles?

2)The fact that this kind of article exists, because someone figured there is a "reader base" for it that will give the site hits and flood their talkbacks with all kinds of fanboy drivel.

God, I miss what gaming used to be and I hate what it has become.

cereal_killa3488d ago (Edited 3488d ago )

"God, I miss what gaming used to be and I hate what it has become"

Bubbles for you what a great comment I remember when games were about having fun and not about sales and what Metajoke scored it.

ShabzS3488d ago

ARE YOU SERIOUS? dude they're comparing two VIDEO GAMES which just happen to be the poster child for different consoles... relaaax

IcarusOne3487d ago

You hate what gaming's become? You hate that we game in HD with 5.1 surround and rumble technology and graphics that are steadily approaching photorealistic? You hate that we have access to servers that allow us to game online with our friends or download movies and HD content? You hate that we have DLC that renews the life of games that we otherwise would have little reason to replay? You hate that we're starting to get engines like Euphoria that redefine what we thought AI could do? You hate that games like Braid, Portal, Flower, and Echochrome are starting to define an entirely new market of gaming and digital media?

Yeah, I guess you're right. It absolutely positively sucks to be a gamer right now.

IaMs123487d ago

Icarus honestly you must not get what he means. All that is great but imagine if you apply all that too how gaming felt and was. If you look at all the articles every other ones is PS3 Wins or Xbox 360 wins=more sales. Back then it was about the games not the figures. We still enjoy games but i yet to find a next-gen game that gives me as much fun as GoldenEye multiplayer did. Im sorry but devs try, some don't but either way gaming has lost its old school touch that lots of us loved.

The Kids (13 year olds) love the new games as i do but not like it use to be. Its like my parents and Pong.

DaTruth3487d ago (Edited 3487d ago )

Gaming is still great, nothing has changed! You just have to stay off the forums and never visit the comment section! But you will waste a lot more money on bad games!

vickers5003487d ago

Then buy a f*cking subscription to gameinformer and get off the internet. Everyone has an opinion, and everyone has a right to share it. To anyone that says otherwise, I say f*ck off.

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redsnake3488d ago

omg i think this may be the worst fanboy battle in recent history. my recentlment for fanboys aside i feel compelled to voice my own bias that while having nothing to do with m$ vs sony or 360 vs ps3 will be seen by many future commenters as fanboism. I think killzone 2 is a better game only because i absolutely hate halo 3. killzone is however to unbalances as the game is now overun with people who choose the assauly class who are literally faster, heal faster, more health and have the option of choosing between an assortment of delightfully explosive weapons that require no skill to use. halo 3 however is just so flawed that if i began my comment that now begins to feel like a rant will need to be spread out in 3 or 4 different comments.

IaMs123487d ago

And the same can be said about Killzone2 for others as well.

Personally when something is hyped behind belief like KZ2 is and i hear about it NO MATTER WHAT comment i read on N4G makes me hate it because im sick of hearing it. I would say the samething about Halo im sure but i wasnt here 2 years ago when it was released.